De Par le Roy en l’assemblée de la police d’Angers tenue au Parquet de l’Audience de la Prevosté du-dit lieu le Lundy. Jullet 1689.

[Angers]: 1689.

Broadside, (). First edition. This royal proclamation regulates the prices bakers can charge for different varieties of bread in Angers in proportion to the cost of wheat and rye, perhaps as a result of the economic pressures of the beginning of the Nine Years’ War. Includes regulation of meat prices, and a promise that price regulations will be considered the next Thursday for woodcutters and coopers. These regulations were to be posted over the city as well as announced in parish sermons; the fines for breaking these price regulations ran fairly steep – ten lives for each instance of contravention. Signed in type, "Cavé". With the small stamp in the lower right hand corner, of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana, the great library created initially by the Lindsay family at Balcarres in Fife in the late 16th century. It was significantly enhanced by Alexander William Crawford Lindsay (1812-1880), 25th Earl of Crawford & 8th Earl of Balcarres and his son James Ludovic Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford, with the number of books eventually reaching almost 200,000 volumes. While significant portions of the collection were incorporated into the John Rylands Library, pieces were sold off over the years (see "The Bibliotheca Lindesiana" in The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 1946). Some creasing and wear to the edges; two corners chipped, otherwise very good. [OCLC locates no copies].

Price: $750.00

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